latissimus dorsi muscle

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la·tis·si·mus dor·si mus·cle

(lă-tis'i-mŭs dōr'sī mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, spinous processes of the lower five or six thoracic and the lumbar vertebrae, median ridge of sacrum, and outer lip of iliac crest; insertion, with teres major into posterior lip of bicipital groove of humerus; action, adducts arm, rotates it medially, and extends it; nerve supply, thoracodorsal.
Synonym(s): musculus latissimus dorsi [TA] .
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latissimus dorsi muscle

Back muscle. Origin: spinous processes of vertebrae T7-S3, thoracolumbar fascia, iliac crest. Insertion: bicipital groove of humerus. Nerve: thoracodorsal (C6-C8). Action: adducts, extends, and medially rotates arm.
See also: muscle
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